Just because the weather is unbearably cold doesn’t mean Boston is without great live shows. Sure, the Comcast Center and Bank of America Pavilion are closed until it warms up, but the TD Garden, House of Blues and other great indoor venues in the city have plenty of big-name artists coming through for concerts as we build toward the summer concert season.
Mix even has Mumford & Sons performing a very special Mix Lounge show for us! But they are not the only A-list artist coming through in the next few months. Here’s 12 great shows to escape the cold and try to check out in February, March and April.
Imagine Dragons at the House of Blues
Unfortunately you’ll have to find a second-hand way of getting tickets to Imagine Dragons’ sold-out show at the House of Blues, but one of 2012’s biggest breakout bands and the creators of the hit “It’s Time” hits Boston on Feb. 25.
Lady Gaga at the TD Garden
The “Born This Way Ball” with Lady Gaga is one of the hottest tickets of the year in Boston. Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster but probably not for long. Stay tuned to Mix to see if we come up with any tickets to give away!
UPDATE: Lady Gaga has cancelled the rest of her current tour dates, including Boston, after having hip surgery.
Tenacious D at the House of Blues
You won’t exactly find this band on our airwaves anytime soon, but there’s a strong chance you’ve heard funnyman Jack Black and Kyle Gass rock their song “Tribute” at some point. Tenacious D live shows are hilarious and quite the spectacle. Tickets for their “Old School Acoustic Style” tour are still available via Live Nation.
Rihanna at the TD Garden
Jewel at the Wilbur Theatre
Jewel hasn’t been in the spotlight much since she took the music world by storm in the late 1990s, but she’s still out there performing live. Catch her past hits like “Foolish Games” on her current tour at the Wilbur Theater on March 12 – plenty of seats are still available!
Tristan Prettyman at Brighton Music Hall
Tristan Prettyman last rolled through Boston as part of the Not So Silent Night lineup, and she’s back to bring her folk-pop tunes to the Brighton Music Hall on March 15. Get tickets at Ticketmaster while they last!
P!nk at the TD Garden
Another show you’ll want to act on quickly if you want to score a ticket – they’re still available at Ticketmaster but not for much longer. P!nk and special guest The Hives hit the TD Garden on March 28.
Alicia Keys at the TD Garden
Muse at the TD Garden
Muse became worldwide superstars with the hit single “Uprising,” and they’ve done it again with another strong album in The 2nd Law. Matt Bellamy & Co. are known for their energetic live shows, and their TD Garden concert on April 12 should be no exception. Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.
Do you have tickets to any of these shows? What concerts are you looking forward to for the next few months? Share your shows in the comments.